javier requejo installs black palafitos stilt houses in spain
javier requejo installs black palafitos stilt houses in spain javier requejo installs black palafitos stilt houses in spain
feb 24, 2014

javier requejo installs black palafitos stilt houses in spain

javier requejo installs black palafitos stilt houses in spain
all images courtesy of javier requejo




‘palafitos’ by spanish artist javier requejo is an installation of 13 black houses that represent the current economic situation in spain. constructed on stilts, the precariously propped dwellings are reminiscent of typical chilean architecture, where a number of such villages were built throughout the course of the 19th century. the small scale pieces are placed above ground, taking reference from a winter of constant rain, which has seen ‘palafittes’ constructions rise up to resist heavy floods. the use of a dark color and monotone material treatment aims to evoke a sense of mourning, the lack of hope felt in a country suffering from the recent european crisis.


the black stilt village is built as a reference to the current crisis in spain


the construction is similar to villages built in chile to resist floods


the small scale dwellings are propped up above ground


the work is reminiscent of the lack of hope people feel in a country that is struggling with its future


the artwork installed on the side of a small hill


the black models



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